Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has been awarded a five-year contract by the Portuguese Ministry of the Internal Administration to maintain and enhance the country’s mission-critical public safety communications network. This agreement enables 180 public safety agencies and 40,000 first responders including police, fire and medical services to benefit from a modern, highly reliable and secure TETRA communications network.
Built and deployed by Motorola Solutions and operated by SIRESP (Sistema Integrado de Redes de Emergência e Segurança de Portugal), the digital radio network continues to provide vital communications to public safety organizations in Portugal during day-to-day operations as well as during emergencies, such as wildfires, floods and associated rescue missions.
Motorola Solutions will deliver a comprehensive suite of public safety services for SIRESP, including 24x7 local support and technical consultancy services, helping to keep technology up-to-date, secure and performing reliably in any situation or emergency.
“We value and respect the trusted partnership we have shared with SIRESP and Portugal's public safety organizations for many years,” said Michael Kaae, corporate vice president at Motorola Solutions. “Public safety communications is an essential service that must operate at the highest levels and in the harshest environments. With the combination of our resilient, purpose-built technology and strong local team of communications experts, we're proud to continue supporting Portugal’s public safety agencies in their mission to protect the nation's communities."
Portugal is amongst many other countries worldwide that continue to rely on TETRA digital radios and networks for mission-critical voice communications for public safety organizations. The latest TETRA report from the analyst firm, Omdia, highlights the continued growth of the TETRA market*. Motorola Solutions has deployed more than 1,000 TETRA systems worldwide, from large nationwide to local networks.
*Source: Omdia “Tetra Terminals - 2022 Data”